• Dina Aletras

Borrow A Boat celebrates a significent increase in summer bookings

Following their most successful ever summer, Borrow A Boat will once again play a prominent part in the Southampton International Boat Show from the 16-25 September with the announcement that the Quarterdeck Bar will now be renamed the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant.



The UK’s leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace will take over the flagship waterfront watering hole, turning it into an oasis of Borrow A Boat blue. Located right above the pontoons, the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant will offer a relaxed environment and plenty of seating overlooking Europe’s largest purpose-built show marina. Also in the tent will be a new champagne and oyster bar, run by specialist charter brokerage, Helm – acquired by Borrow A Boat in 2021.


Borrow A Boat returns to the Southampton Boat Show following their busiest-ever sailing season, with over 4,500 people taking to the water this summer


Britain’s leading yacht charter marketplace to take over the Quarterdeck Bar which will be renamed the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant.


Plus, a new champagne and oyster bar on behalf of specialist charter brokerage, Helm – which was acquired by Borrow A Boat in 2021.


Borrow A Boat will further increase their boat show presence be offering the chance for one lucky attendee to WIN a yacht charter in Croatia on a Sun Odyssey 490 in May 2023.

Matt Ovenden, CEO & founder of Borrow A Boat says: “The Southampton Boat Show is always a highlight of the British boating calendar, and we are proud to be returning with a takeover of the waterfront Quarterdeck Bar.


“It has been an incredible year for Borrow A Boat, with over 4,500 people taking to the water this summer alone as well as the successful completion of our recent crowdfunding round – exceeding our target by 402% and bringing our lifetime funding total to over £7.8 million. Not to mention expansion into several new countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more recently France, as well as the acquisition of three competitors - Helm, Barqo and Beds on Board.


“As the pioneer of peer-to-peer boat charter we’re excited to continue our global expansion with even more country launches and exciting acquisitions, as well as planning our world first IPO – all with the aim of bringing choice to everyone, making the world of yacht charter accessible, affordable, flexible and inclusive for all.”


For more information on Borrow A Boat, visit www.borrowaboat.com.

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